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Antonio R. Sarabia II

3463 Tanglewood Lane
Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274

Phone: View Phone Number310-377-5171
Fax: View Fax Number310-377-5039
Website: www.calrestitution.com/intellectual-propertyexpert-witness-services/
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APPAREL BUSINESS

During his 25 years of experience, Mr. Sarabia has become intimately familiar with the many business problems - and legal issues - which fashion companies may face. The start of his apparel industry experience was nine remarkable years as part of the senior management of Guess?, Inc.  Guess?  went through amazing growth during this period, one year alone its sales grew 400%!  In these nine years, Guess? transformed from a fad into a mainstay fashion company. Those who were fortunate enough to work there saw a variety of challenges, problems and issues which most apparel companies do not encounter over decades. This incredible environment immersed Mr. Sarabia into a wide array of apparel business matters including apparel designs, design creation, design protection, brand establishment and protection, advertising, domestic and foreign manufacturing, factory monitoring, quality control, export, import, customs issues, product sourcing, corporate structure, apparel company management, including officer and director obligations and performance, domestic and foreign distribution, licensing, trade secrets, personnel, independent sales representatives, retail sales, retail customer relations and wholesales.

Since leaving Guess?, Mr. Sarabia has advised a variety of other apparel companies from publicly held companies such as Gymboree to fast growing companies like Earl Jean to start up companies.

Mr. Sarabia has worked closely with prominent designers, and understands the importance of protecting the products of creative minds. Mr. Sarabia can review performance of virtually all apparel industry agreements to determine if it is consistent with the standards of the industry. He has worked extensively on most facets of the clothing business and can provide expert testimony and analysis about a wide array of matters including contracts, manufacturing, import, management performance, export, sales, distribution, factory conditions, similarity of apparel lines and protection of designs.

LICENSING

Mr. Sarabia has twenty-five years of experience in consumer licensing. He is familiar with international and domestic licensing including revenue projections, monitoring of licensees, standards and practices of the licensing business,  performance and breaches.  He can evaluate licensee and licensor performance under the standards of the industry. He was an expert in licensing for the Vatican Library, Converse and Jones Apparel.

TRADEMARKS

His work on trademarks has encompassed: international and domestic registration, secondary meaning, infringement, dilution, searches, investigations, due diligence, trade dress and counterfeiting in a variety of businesses such as software, food, real estate, concert promotion and apparel.  He has testified for both plaintiffs and defendants.

COPYRIGHTS

Based on his 25 years of experience with copyrights, Mr. Sarabia has provided opinions on originality and substantial similarity.

DESIGN PATENTS

Defenses based on lack of originality, identify and analyze obviousness and prior art.

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE OF APPAREL BUSINESS LAWYERS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYERS AND LICENSING LAWYERS

Based on his 25 years of in-depth experience as a lawyer in the apparel business and with intellectual property and licensing law, Mr. Sarabia can provide expert opinions as to the standard of care of lawyers in these areas. He has provided such opinions for both defendants and plaintiffs.

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE OF LAWYERS SUPERVISING PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS:

Mr. Sarabia has managed hundreds of investigations related to civil and criminal matters and tens of thousands of non-litigated matters. He has trained other investigators, attorneys, police and U.S. Customs agents in intellectual property investigations. Due to his vast experience in this area, he is qualified to testify about the generally accepted standards of supervision of private investigators; for example, whether the attorneys and companies which have hired an investigator have been negligent in their supervision.

INVESTIGATIONS

Mr. Sarabia, a licensed investigator, can evaluate the standards of performance of professional investigators as well as the standards of performance of attorneys directing professional investigators in intellectual property and other matters.

Mr. Sarabia can testify, identify important issues and suggest discovery in his areas of expertise. He has been deposed dozens of times and has testified at arbitrations and at trials in federal and state court.

Products/Services: 
apparel business
copyrights
design patents
licensing
malpractice - intellectual property and apparel lawyers
trade dress
trademarks
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